This tale from Grimm -- far less familiar than many of the others -- has been given a brisk retelling by Natalie Babbitt and witty, spectacular, sumptuous pictures by Fred Marcellino. The story tells all about young Marco, who leads a charmed life if anyone ever did, starting off as nobody special and ending up king. Not that it's an easy path, the most dangerous part being an errand that takes him down into Hell. But thanks to the Devil's grandmother, as good an old girl as grandmothers everywhere, it all comes right in the end.
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When a baby is born with a crown-shaped birthmark, the local fortuneteller predicts that he will marry a princess. The king is horrified and does his best to get rid of the child. How will the boy, Marco, escape the wicked king and fulfill his destiny?… (more)